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This site tracks events across GitHub to generate calming work music

This site tracks events across GitHub to generate calming work music
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If you’re a developer and are looking for some pleasant background music to code to, you’ll love this new site I just stumbled upon.

GitHub Audio, built by Sudhanshu Mishra, keeps an eye on GitHub events and plays a combination of soft xylophone-like tones, plucked strings and uplifting orchestral sounds each time someone commits new code to a repository, or opens or closes an issue.

The site also presents a lovely visualization of these events in real-time; you can see which projects are being worked on and click to explore them as well. I’ve had it on all morning and found it to be a lovely soundtrack for work.

If it sounds familiar, it’s because GitHub Audio is based on similar projects that generate music from Wikipedia edits and Bitcoin transactions.

Check out the live site here and find the code for the project on this GitHub repository.

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